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SB1521 SD1       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO PHARMACY BENEFIT MANAGERS.
Report Title: Pharmacy Benefit Managers; Maximum Allowable Cost; Requirements; Contracting Pharmacies
Description: Establishes requirements for pharmacy benefit managers and maximum allowable cost, including the ability of pharmacies to receive comprehensive maximum allowable cost lists and bring complaints within the purview of the department of commerce and consumer affairs, rather than the department of health. Requires pharmacy benefit managers to disclose where an equivalent drug can be obtained at or below the maximum allowable cost when a maximum allowable cost is upheld on appeal and allow contracting pharmacies to reverse and rebill claims if the pharmacy benefit manager establishes a maximum allowable cost that is denied on appeal and pay the difference to the contracting pharmacies. Clarifies the available penalties for violations of maximum allowable cost requirements. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)
Companion:  HB1442
Package: None
Current Referral: CPH, JDC
Introducer(s): BAKER, INOUYE, KIDANI, KIM, S. Chang, Keith-Agaran, Nishihara

Sort by Date Status Text
1/24/2019SIntroduced.
1/28/2019SPassed First Reading.
1/28/2019SReferred to CPH, JDC.
2/1/2019SThe committee(s) on CPH has scheduled a public hearing on 02-05-19 9:00AM in conference room 229.
2/5/2019SThe committee(s) on CPH deferred the measure until 02-07-19 10:00AM in conference room 229.
2/7/2019SThe committee(s) on CPH recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in CPH were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) Baker, S. Chang, J.Keohokalole, Nishihara, L. Thielen; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Ruderman, Fevella.
2/15/2019SReported from CPH (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 643) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to JDC.
2/15/2019SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.
2/15/2019SThe committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-21-19 9:00AM in conference room 016.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB1521 SD1






CommRoomDate/TimeNotice 
CPH 229 2/05/2019 9:00 AM View
CPH 229 2/07/2019 10:00 AM View
JDC 016 2/21/2019 9:00 AM View